Four Color #28 - Wash Tubbs
(1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "WASH TUBBS, No. 28." No code number. Copyright 1939 by NEA Service, Inc. Even though the title of the comic is "Wash Tubbs" and all the strips reprinted are Wash Tubbs dailies, all the story logos are "Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune," which was the title of the Sunday version of the strip.

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Wash Tubbs / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; Bull Dawson
Keywords
prisons

Indexer Notes

Cover is redrawn from first panel of Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily strip from 1938.12.31. The scene is prior to where the story in Sequence one begins.

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Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gangway, soldiers! I'm coming out!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; J.P. McKee; Carol McKee; Bull Dawson; Adolfo de la Cucaracha
Synopsis
Wash has followed Carol McKee and her father to Panazuela. He brought Captain Easy, who was suffering from amnesia from a blow on the head. They are thrown into prison when a revolution starts. When the prison is shelled, Easy is hit on the head and recovers his memory. The group hijacks a ride to the airport. Meanwhile, Bull Dawson, who has been heading the army of the President, sends the ruler on a plane ride while planing on taking the country's treasury for himself.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1939.01.04 [last panel]-1939.01.07, 1939.01.09-1939.01.13 [first panel only]

Indexer Notes

Story begins on the inside front cover in black, red, and white. Story starts in the middle of the action with the first panel explaining what has gone on before. Parts of some panels are cut.

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Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, Dawson! No! Thees money belongs to my country
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; Bull Dawson; J.P. McKee; Carol McKee
Synopsis
Bull Dawson steals the country's $6 million in gold, but the boat gets hung up on a sandbar. He frames Mr. McKee as the thief and pretends to join the rebels. Easy creates a diversion to rescue McKee, then has a brawl with Dawson to gain control of the gold-laden boat.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1939.01.13 [last three panels]-1939.01.14, 1939.01.16-1939.01.20, 1939.01.21 [first panel cut], 1939.01.23-1939.01.28, 1939.01.31 [first panel], 1939.01.30, 1939.01.31 [last two panels, second panel cut]

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Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, my gosh! Here come the rebels an' we're stuck on a sandbar...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; J.P. McKee; Carol McKee; I.R. Splendix; Rowden Splendix; Mother Grey; Virginia
Synopsis
Easy gets control of the boat from Dawson and dumps the gold overboard in order to get away. The group is picked up by a ship and returns to the U.S. In the offices of McKee Industries, I.R. Splendix and his son, Rowden, plot to steal Carol away from Wash. I.R. sends Rowden to show Wash and Easy around McKee Industries, but Easy recognizes Rowden as the man who gave him amnesia. After Rowden recovers from the beating Easy gave him, he works to get Wash in trouble and steal Carol. Splendix gets Easy out of the way by having him promoted to assistant production manager of the hairpin department.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1939.02.01-1939.02.04, 1939.02.07, 1939.02.08, 1939.02.09 [second and third panels cut], 1939.02.10, 1939.02.11, 1939.02.12 [third panel cut], 1939.02.14 [third panel cut], 1939.02.15 [last panel cut], 1939.02.16 [first three panels cut], 1939.02.17, 1939.02.18, 1939.02.20-1939.02.25, 1939.02.27-1939.03.04, 1939.03.06-1939.03.09

Indexer Notes

Strip from 1939.02.06 is omitted.

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Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the private detective, Rowden, who's been...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; I.R. Splendix; Rowden Splendix; J.P. McKee; Carol McKee; Jackie Wartts [bum]
Synopsis
Rowden Splendix plants a fake story about Wash's father returning from Africa, then hires a bum to play the part. The bum makes a shambles of the McKee mansion and Wash is helpless to stop him.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1939.03.10, 1939.03.11, 1939.03.13-1939.03.18, 1939.03.20-1939.03.25, 1939.03.27-1939.04.01

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, sucker.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; I.R. Splendix; Rowden Splendix; Fifi La Pearl; Bolito Coker; Jackie Wartts [bum]; Virginia
Synopsis
With Wash's bum of a father fouling up his relationship with the McKees, Rowden Splendix and his father up the ante by having him take a woman "customer" out on the town. Easy does some detective work and finds out what's going on.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1939.04.07, 1939.04.08, 1939.04.03-1939.04.06, 1939.04.10 [panels three and four switched], 1939.04.11-1939.04.15, 1939.04.17-1939.04.21 [first two panels]

Indexer Notes

Some strips are printed out of order intentionally.

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Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, sport, either you'll pay us ten thousand or we'll go...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Fifi La Pearl; Bolito Coker; I.R. Splendix; Jackie Wartts [bum]; Virginia; Mother Grey; Rowden Splendix
Synopsis
Easy finds Wash on his "date" with I.R. Splendix's hired girl, Fifi, and substitutes himself at the pair's table. He tells the woman what Splendix's plan is and the girl's "manager" goes to Splendix to shake him down for $10,000 to keep quiet. After Fifi shows up at the McKee's and makes a scene, Wash goes home completely crushed. There, Mother Grey and Virginia tell him the whole story. Infuriated, Wash plans to kill Splendix. He goes to Splendix's house and finds that someone else has shot him. The police arrive and Wash goes on the run. He meets up with his bum "father" and hops a freight.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1939.04.21 [last two panels], 1939.04.22, 1939.04.26-1939.04.29, 1939.05.01-1939.05.06, 1939.05.08, 1939.05.09

Indexer Notes

Strips 1939.04.24 and 1939.04.25 omitted.

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Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For sixty years I've led a quiet and peaceful life...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; J.P. McKee; Carol McKee; Fifi La Pearl; Bolito Coker; Jackie Wartts [bum]; Mother Grey; Virginia
Synopsis
Easy goes to the police and fingers Bolito Coker as the one who killed I.R. Splendix. The police follow up and Wash is cleared. Unfortunately, Wash is still on the run with his bum "father." He uses a dress to disguise himself as a little girl, but that draws unwanted attention from the authorities.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1939.05.10, 1939.05.11, 1939.05.13-1939.05.20, 1939.05.22-1939.05.25, 1939.05.26 [panels two and three switched], 1939.05.27 [first two panels]

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Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two tickets to Cincinnati, please!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; J.P. McKee; Carol McKee; Jackie Wartts [bum]; Milly Wartts; Irwin Wartts
Synopsis
Wash, still on the run with his bum "father," hides out on a houseboat. They end up at the farm of the bum's long-deserted wife and son. After a reconciliation, Wash goes off on the houseboat by himself. Easy follows the trail and brings Wash back to the McKees.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1939.05.27 [last two panels], 1939.05.29-1939.06.03, 1939.06.05-1939.06.10, 1939.06.12-1939.06.17

Indexer Notes

Story continues on the inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on the back cover in color.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wash Tubbs
  2. 1. ["Gangway, soldiers! I'm coming out!"]
    Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune
  3. 2. ["No, Dawson! No! Thees money belongs to my country"]
    Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune
  4. 3. ["Oh, my gosh! Here come the rebels an' we're stuck on a sandbar..."]
    Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune
  5. 4. ["This is the private detective, Rowden, who's been..."]
    Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune
  6. 5. ["Hello, sucker."]
    Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune
  7. 6. ["Well, sport, either you'll pay us ten thousand or we'll go..."]
    Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune
  8. 7. ["For sixty years I've led a quiet and peaceful life..."]
    Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune
  9. 8. ["Two tickets to Cincinnati, please!"]
    Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune
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